Tag Archives: Firestone Podiatrist

Why is Magnesium Important?

The body contains several major minerals and some trace minerals. Trace minerals are minerals that are found within the body usually due to diet, but are not vital for a healthy body. Magnesium is a major mineral meaning that it … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet

Halloween is coming up and the kids will be out in full force to get their sweet treats, so make sure your ready, so you don’t have to smell any feet. Two common foot conditions can be “scary” to some … Continue reading

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TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU ARE TAKING HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS

One third of the Americans, which is most commonly women ages 40-60 years old, are taking over-the-counter herbal supplements; 70% of these patients are either forgetting or refusing to tell their doctor that they are taking herbal supplements. Some patient … Continue reading

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NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, so this is the perfect time to review the following details of osteoporosis that are discussed and emphasized by the National Osteoporosis Foundation: What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis translates to porous bones, which … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not Wear Stilettos-Part I

Since Martha Washington, stilettos and shoes similar to stilettos have been worn by women of all ages. Stilettos are classified as a shoe that has a very narrow heel that is 3 inches or higher, the sole of the shoes … Continue reading

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Is Foot Surgery the Answer?

Surgery is usually the final treatment in an attempt to fix a foot problem; however, what can surgery really do for you? There are many answers to this question and some patients may feel scared thinking about having surgery, while … Continue reading

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High Arches

The area between your heel and the ball of your foot is commonly referred to as the arch of your foot. The height of the arch will vary between patients. For instance, some patients will have a normal arch, while … Continue reading

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